Job opportunity: Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asian Institute of Technology

Job opportunity: Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asian Institute of Technology

Dear Colleagues,


The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) invites applications for the Endowed Bangabandhu Chair Professor, with a focus on “Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy”, a key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The Bangabandhu Chair Professor will be appointed for a contract of 4-years fixed term.



  • An earned doctoral degree in related areas: engineering/technology, management, economics, policy and social science from a reputed university.
  • Proven and demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and outreach, as well as in implementing innovative solutions to research challenges
  • Knowledge of the Asian region and experience in conducting research in the region.
  • Successful experience in mobilizing competitive research funds.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills, as well as English communication skills


Terms of Reference:

  • Teach one course per year; supervise at least one doctoral student.
  • Conduct research and outreach activities that contribute to solution-oriented sustainable energy development in Bangladesh with the aim of improving sustainable energy access. Specifically, the work should aim to fulfill SDG Goal 7, i.e., to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” in Bangladesh.
  •  Contribute to other academic, research and outreach programs related to Energy, and to jointly-work with colleagues at AT, and researchers in Bangladesh.


Application deadline: 26th July, 2017. Interviews: August 2017. The selected candidate is expected to join as soon as possible.


For further information, please visit the link


Kindly disseminate this opportunity to interested people.  We welcome your queries, Contact us at


Best regards, Shobhakar


Shobhakar Dhakal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change

School of Environment, Resources and Development

Asian Institute of Technology, PO Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand

Tel: +66 2 524 5403, Fax: +66 2 524 5439


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